An Encyclopedia of Shade Perennials by W. George Schmid

By W. George Schmid

Discovering an array of particular and various crops for color might sound like a frightening job, with restricted recommendations to be had to the gardener. colour perennial professional W. George Schmid dispels this conception in his new encyclopedia. This companionable reference presents details on greater than 7000 species and cultivars in 184 genera, from Acanthus to Woodwardia — a few new to horticulture, others unjustly neglected, yet all fantastically fitted to the color garden.

Schmid has at the back of him a part century of sensible gardening event, horticultural schooling, and wide shuttle looking at coloration perennials of their local habitats; readers are hence handled to either worthwhile starting to be assistance and his own institutions with the vegetation. The specialist textual content is rounded out with 500 lovely colour pictures, many taken by way of the writer himself.

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The first step to such success is good soil, but few gardeners are lucky enough to have good garden soil ready for planting. I have already detailed my mixture for raised beds, but it is by no means the only one I use. Specific soil requirements, when known, are given for individual plants described in Part 2. Some require constantly moist or even wet soils; others require soils with rapid drainage. Gardeners can accommodate their plants by creating soils and conditions that mimic the natural habitat.

To me, few things are more exciting than the emergence of new plant shoots in spring. But nothing happened with the new perennials, and finally I decided to dig and find the cause of their disappearance. The sand-clay mixture, through chemical interaction, had turned into something akin to concrete. Not even a spade could break the clod. After this, I never mixed sand with Georgia red clay again. Chapter 3 • Practical Thoughts 31 Minerals in the soil Agricultural topsoil is composed of 90% mineral and 10% organic matter.

Plant longevity is chiefly dependent on the provision of good soil, watering, fertilizing, and tender loving care. Even when basic maintenance is provided diligently, however, some normally longlived perennials are nonetheless short-lived. Even the hosta, the Methuselah of flowering plants, can have problems. On aged clumps, the center part of the rhizome may die out and root rot sets in; in most cases, parts of the surviving, now ring-shaped rhizome keep on growing, and little can be noticed after the plant leafs out and covers the center hollow.

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